How a Home Inspection Helps You

Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current

property – or both – a home inspection can help.

A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a

close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and

more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself.

For example, a home inspection can reveal that a furnace will need to be

replaced soon, or that there is a water leak into the basement that needs to

be fixed.

You'll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a

particular property. That's why most offers to purchase a home are

conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to

buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!)

You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you

list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your

home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.

Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry

association.

In Canada:•

Canada Association of Home & Property Inspectors.(

http://www.cahpi.ca)

Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada.(

http://www.phpic.ca)

National Home Inspectors Certification Council.(

http://www.nationalhomeinspector.org)

In the U.S.